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Carl's Project Jeep '85 CJ-7

When more important things take priority and your budget for your recreational vehicle is limited sometimes a bargain Jeep that needs TLC is just the ticket.  With bondo and man hours in ample supply Carl took ownership of this 85 CJ-7 with 130k + on the odometer in January of 98.  For the next 3 months in his spare time Carl and his brother Rick brought this rust bucket back to life.

Before any work.

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There was some serious visible body cancer.  Upon removal of the diamond plate even more serious metal rot became apparent.

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Body work

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Body work
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Body work

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Replacement body sections.


Thermostat, water pump, alternator, belts, wires, cap, rotor, battery, battery cables, voltage regulator, shocks, vaccum hoses, windshield, doors, roll bar covers, etc.


Bug screen, Hi-Lift jack, inside spare tire holder, found spare tire (exact same size and rim but no tread), Wrangler style mirrors, fire-extinguisher, Pioneer Super -Tuner II stereo, 400 watt amp., 500 watt speaker box, tachometer, roll-bar extension, etc...


Rear fenders, rear floor, body mounts(1 inch), floor under seats, removed rear seat, wind-shield, doors, all hood latches, removed wind-shield washer filler, Hunter Green paint (Painted by my brother, Rick),etc...


After phase one...

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In these photo's it's missing it's smashed windshield which was soon replaced.

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Future Plans:

4"(inch) suspension lift, winch, soft top, engine re-build, rear lockers, bike rack, storage compartments for tools and extra parts, 33" tires, etc...


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